PRAYAS – The Progressive Bengali Association of Greater Columbus is a socio-cultural organization founded with the following purposes:
To serve the local South Asian Communities of Central Ohio.
To bring help to community members by way of networking and liasing with other non-profit organizations in the areas of Emergency Financial Assistance, Food, Family and Individual Counseling, Rehabilitation, Employment Assistance, Health Care, Stress Management, Domestic Abuse Assistance, Addiction Counseling, Bereavement Support and all other related areas.
To provide support to foreign students of South Asian origin studying in Central Ohio.
To observe and celebrate major festivals of Bengal and North America.
To foster interest in Bengali culture and literature, provide an organization for promotion of drama, literature, poetry, music and dance in Bengali and other South Asian languages for the benefit and education of the general public.
To provide financial assistance for sustainable social welfare projects for Bengali speaking population of South Asia.